UST in the news
Here’s a roundup of recent stories of interest that mention St. Thomas.
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“Church and state,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 8, 2003. Minnesota Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer’s talk at St. Thomas was featured.
https://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/7207689.htm and https://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/7208722.htm
“A third upbeat month for jobs,” Star Tribune, Nov. 8, 2003. “ ‘Medical devices are doing fine and some other things are doing fine,’ St. Thomas University management professor Fred Zimmerman said. ‘But the bread and butter of employment for many years has been the intermediate suppliers, and they are still under a fair amount of pressure.’”
“Sacred and secular: Parochial school principal wants to open public charter school,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 9, 2003. ”[Ascension School] will break new ground for Minnesota. Religious institutions such as the University of St. Thomas and Bethel College have sponsored charter schools before. Several private schools have also converted to public charter schools. But this is the first time educators from a private, religious school are entering the world of public school in such a dramatic way.
“Next police chief may already be in St. Paul,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 10, 2003. Contenders for the position of St. Paul Police chief include: Matt Bostrom, who has a master of arts in teaching from St. Thomas; and Tim Leslie, John Harrington and Nancy DiPerna have M.A. degrees in public safety and administration (now called police leadership education and administration) from St. Thomas.
“Badgers eat a little crow after pointing finger at U,” Star Tribune, Nov. 8, 2003. “Fifty-four of the 334 people who were arrested over the [Oct. 31-Nov. 2] weekend identified themselves as university students and gave the names of their schools. Three of those were from the Twin Cities campus of the ‘U’ and two were from the Duluth campus. Two students from St. Mary's University in Winona were cited, as were one each from the University of St. Thomas; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minneapolis College of Art and Design; Century College and Normandale Community College.”
“Osseo High graduate joins mom and grandma in Marine tradition,” Star Tribune, Nov. 11, 2003. After spending seven years in the Marines, Deanna Burke, 49, “has since remarried, had Ruth, divorced and earned a bachelor's degree in American studies from the University of California, Fullerton, and a master's degree in international business management from the University of St. Thomas.”
“U.S. failure disappoints Mauer,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 11, 2003. Sportswriter Charley Walters also notes, “When the Twins made Cretin-Derham Hall catcher Joe Mauer of St. Paul the No. 1 pick in baseball's amateur draft three years ago, then signed his older brother Jake, some people considered it a courtesy move. Joe is on the fast track to the major leagues. But Jake, a former University of St. Thomas All-America infielder, has been so impressive at bat (.333) and in the field in the accelerated Arizona Fall League that the Twins now consider him a legitimate major league prospect. Jake Mauer, playing second base and third base in Scottsdale, has not made an error in 17 games.”
“Xcel's optimism rings hollow,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 11, 2003. “Lorman Lundsten, chairman of the marketing department at the University of St. Thomas' College of Business, said executives sometimes base their statements on incomplete or outdated information. ‘You have to base criticism of their information release on what they really knew the day they wrote it,’ Lundsten said. ‘Things could have turned sour the day after they wrote it.’ ”